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americans fundamentally have more confidence in mitt romney to handle economy. it didn't mean that he'll win the election. but if it just comes down to the economy, i think mitt romney has the edge. >> chris, do you want to respond to that and to the sense that maybe the average -- that romney goes over well with the average american? are you aichling more at the international business community? >> i think we're aiming at the community in the word, who we would think would be better. we're saying who he we think would best serve america and the world. so we need to look at the deficit, foreign policy, also opinions on social policy. >> one of the things that i found troubling about the economist's endorsement was they cited this stimuluses as a strength of the president. all the studies that have looked at the impact of this failed stimulus policy in my view is that it did very little to on have any sustaining impact on the u.s. economy. it largely funded more government spending. and that is fundamentally the problem with barack obama looks to government to solve problems and that is the f
in congress. so to give this election does turn on the economy, governor romney has, perhaps, an edge going into the election's final hours. we will take up the election, which way the swing states we will breaking key demographics with former bush chief of staff and campaign savant karl rove. retired navy admiral james lyons joins us. he says the american people deserve to hear the truth about pin gauzy, and it is time for the president to come clean. he joins us live tonight. not only the president in question, the balance of power in congress to be decided. and that is the subject of tonight's start talks. joining me now, former deputy chief of staff to president george w. bush, karl rove. fox is a contributor. good to have you with us. you have said from the outset that this would be a tight race. did you really expected to be this tech??3 >> the -- that is hard to say, but it will be tight. this will not be settled until the wee hours of wednesday morning. maybe sometime wednesday they will finish counting the ballots, but it will be very tight. lou: and in your most recent op-ed in th
mitt romney says the economy is stagnating. at a rally in wisconsin, he also accused obama of failing to fulfill his promises. >> candidate obama promised change, but he could not deliver it. i promise change, but i have a record of achieving it. >> not everyone sees that as the main issue. new york's conservative mayor michael bloomberg has endorsed obama because of his efforts to halt climate change. bloomberg once like to get back to normal and has allowed the new york marathon to go ahead on sunday. >> there's an awful lot of small businesses that depend on these people. we have to have an economy. lots of people have come here. it is a great event for new york, and i think for those who were lost, you have got to believe they want us to have an economy and have a city go on for those that they left behind. >> many new yorkers are struggling to cope in the storm's aftermath. a fuel shortage is causing long lines at gas stations, and many areas will have to wait several days for power, but the mayor says resources will not be diverted from those in need because of the marathon. >>
agree, that the economic judgment is baked in. the romney campaign thesis is economy is bad enough to beat president obama. the obama campaign is we can discredit romney enough to drag president obama past the finish line though the economy is bad. i have been nervous about the proposition that you can depend on the economy. but romney seems to be convinced of it. he gave a closing argument speech and it was about the economic policy. he didn't mention national security. he should say we deserve the answers on what happened on benghazi an white house, what you did and don't do. >> it's late. had he done it in the third debate it would have been a tie breaker. had it done in last week with revelations on fox, that would have been important. but to do it on saturday before election day, will be portrayed by the media ignored the benghazi link, media still with incredible effect. dispar ration and momentum stop and is in retreat. the storm came out of nowhere. the one quality he won and demanded in general was luck. obama would have been a good general in napolean's army. >> bret: we'
with the talking point, the problem with all of romney talking points is the entire economy is not about obama. romney does appear to believe the president has magic definitive powers about -- >> that is the central irony of this man's claim, isn't it? >> a couple years ago when george w. bush is being blamed for a weak economy, nothing like the one he bequeathed to president obama, romney said it is ridiculous to blame a president for a weak economy given that he came in during a recession. i mean, what was president bush supposed to do? recession began a little after he came in. of course it wasn't his fault. when he was president -- or when he was governor, i'm sorry, he said the fact that they didn't have very good job growth in the first 11 months of his term couldn't be blamed on him. he had just gotten into office. and then under obama if you wipe out the first year of his term, which, of course, was a huge, huge drop in the global economy which nobody seriously blames on him, yeah, things look a lot better. romney has had to jettison a series of very, very sober analyses of the role th
. economy getting better, economy getting better. romney camp has got to figure out a way to blunt that somehow. >> i think paul ryan and mitt romney have done a very good job talking about what a real recovery looks like. what a recovery in the early 1980s began to look like when you are creating hundreds of thousands of jobs. not 150,000 jobs. or 100,000 jobs. i think people know what a recovery feels like around their own kitchen tables. that's why that ad that ran with the family just sitting in silence at dinner was so powerful during this election cycle because it was the anxiety that so many people feel, bill, regardless of politics. they know how their own family feels. >> bill: that's why governor romney is running strong in so many places. it's all about the economy. you don't disagree with me that libya is going to matter? no matter what comes out? >> well, i think it its actually played out already as far as the way the people think. i don't think we will learn anything else. the drip, drip, drip has been pretty interesting in the last few days. again, the press totally
further evidence that the u.s. economy is continuing to heal. so both the white house and the romney campaign weighing in. >>> the last jobs report, of course, is not without controversy. some even accused the obama administration of cooking the books to bring the unemployment down. misguided accusation, for sure. the method used to calculate the numbers can be confusing. with so much on the line we'll explain exactly how it works and talk to the secretary of labor about today's report. busier highways.see usn on once empty fields. everyday you see all the ways all of us at us bank are helping grow our economy. lending more so companies and communities can expand, grow stronger and get back to work. everyday you see all of us serving you, around the country, around the corner. us bank. this is hayden. he's five years that's elizabeth. and that's skyler... and his mom, nancy. they're just a few of the californians who took it on themselves to send you a message about what they need to restore years of cuts to their schools. prop thirty-eight. thirty-eight raises billions in new revenu
is that romney always wanted this campaign to be a referendum. you feel bad about the economy, give me a try, i'm a little more moderate than you think. but as the economic numbers have gotten better, as people have watched the president in the last week and it's been an extraordinary week, romney's argument loses its force and it also loses its force in states like ohio, the midwest, a lot of these battleground states where the president defined romney throughout this summer and that definition has stuck and that's why i think they can't move ohio. >> now, let's talk about this week. what impact did this week hurricane sandy have on how the president handled this and the jobs number? just the last several days, this week, what is the impact, in your opinion, on this election? >> before i do the politics, your hearts have to go out to people who have lost everything. >> no doubt. and you're hearing more and more stories. >> and the president's response has been extraordinary. i do have to say, who thought the october surprise would be chris christie, who stepped up to the plate, who said what h
. analysts say more people without jobs started looking for work, 171,000 new jobs were added to the economy. katie marzullo is in the newsroom with the way president obama and mitt romney are spinning numbers. >> reporter: as it turns out the numbers landed in some grey area giving both something to seize upon to benefit their own campaign. >> the president: hello ohio! >> reporter: despite the small rise in the unemployment rate president obama pumped up ohio this morning. >> the president: today our businesses created nearly 5 1/2 million new jobs. companies hired more workers in october than any time in the last eight months. >> reporter: the president admits there is more work to be done. but says this is a pattern of real progress that includes a stronger auto industry, thanks to his bailout. romney is ing the numbers another way at a rally in wisconsin this morning he said the report is a sad reminder that the economy is at a virtual standstill. >> he said he was going to lower the unemployment rate down to 5.2%. today it is 7.9% and that's nine million jobs short of what he promised.
report proof the economy is improving. mitt romney calls it a sad reminder the economy is at a virtual standstill. >>> big news out of the district about the speed camera fines. what anyone who drives in d.c. will want to hear, trust me. good morning and welcome to news 4 midday. i'm keith russell. >> i'm barbara harrison. it's friday, november 2nd, 2012. we begin with two developing stories. police shot and killed two suspects one in d.c. and the other in stafford. we begin with a man stabbed an officer. megan mcgrath is live on the scene from the latest from washington's brookland section. >> reporter: when police repond to 911 calls they are not sure what they are going encounter, what is going to be happening on the scene when they arrive. that was certainly the case this morning. a veteran police officer and his partner were in harm's way responding to a domestic assault call here. the officers were attacked by the suspect. one fired in self-defense. police chief kathy lanier hugged one of her officers on the scene. investigators pick up a hoels ere and place t in the trunk of an
think the economy is not doing well and i think romney is the guy that can turn it around, gets back on track, get things going again for starters and i'm worried about the budgets, the deficits. all my kids are in their 30s and we need the bubbling economy to move them along. >> a lot of people are hurting right now. but the president's ideology is what we need. >> i would say that the stimulus package was a really big success and i thought that, you know, i want government to play a role in our lives and i have a feeling that romney doesn't think that it should. >> let's met bring in jonathan althar. welcome to my home state. let's talk about the economy and we put it in the context of the latest poll. jonathan, is this an economy election in ohio? >> it always is. this is the heartland of america and even when the economy isn't as big as it is this year, in ohio in particular, it's about those working class voters and whether they think that one candidate or the other is providing them with a better future. and this has been a very stable race in ohio. largely because of the senat
tick up. doesn't that reinforce mitt romney's position that obama's record on the economy has been a failure? >> no, look, i think what we expect to see is continued movement forward. 32nd month of positive, private sector job growth adding to the 5 million jobs that's been created as a result of those positive months. look, we're not where we all want to end up but we're making serious important progress moving forward. mitt romney isn't a change agent. he wants to go back to the economic theory that got us into this mess. >> four days left until election day. if you look at the candidates' schedule you get a sense of what they see important. mitt romney and paul ryan going to pennsylvania, that state. does that mean you're in trouble there in pennsylvania? >> no. i think it means the romney/ryan campaign is desperate to try to figure out how to win this race outside of the states they've been contesting it in for 15 months. i think that's all pennsylvania is for the romney/ryan campaign. john mccain spent the last weekend in 2008 in trying to do this. >> president obama in wiscon
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handle on. romney has a handle on the economy, the handle on government spending. neil: what should romney do with this? i always thought romney botched it in the debates were sort of like a gift that should have been for him that he screwed up, but what does he do? >> he got a little shy when he got hit so hard on september 12 from the press reacting too soon. this will be a lot up to this is where the special interest groups or the outside groups, third-party groups come into play in making this a big issue making sure people know about it but also something you hear a lot of people talking to each other about and that is what undecided voters are going to affect them. the personal relationship they have with people. when something comes to attack on american soil at an american embassy and american people, that is a concern. that is the concern for every american. nobody wants this edition to be attacked. there was a possibility we could do something about it. neil: thank you very much. for those of you just coming in here. there was a shift in developments that bears repeating a
obama? or bolster romney's claims on the economy? jake tapper is in ohio. good morning, jake. >> reporter: good morning from a barn outside columbus, george. that's right, with this race so close here in ohio, any major event could tip undecideds or soft voters into the obama camp or the romney camp. so, all eyes are on the jobs report in this nail-biter of an election. stumping for votes, the candidates leave no stone unturned. in west virginia, romney was heckled. >> what about the climate? that's what caused the storm. >> reporter: he did some heckling of his own against the president. >> the president said he was going to consider putting in place a secretary of business. i don't think that what we need is another government bureaucrat that supposedly knows something about job creation. i think it would be helpful to have a president that actually understands job creation. >> reporter: as the president did in green bay, vegas, and boulder. fresh from hurricane sandy, he talked unity. >> there's no democrats or republicans dung a storm. just fellow americans. >> reporter:
-- she mentioned the issue of jobs and the economy. mitt romney has made a strong case about laying out why we don't have a better economy. why he would lead the country in a direction toward creating more jobs. i think that has been the strength toward his campaign. when you get into the military, that has been an issue. it was a much bigger issue in 20008. getting into the benghazi issue talking about the attack in libya has not played much in the campaign. it has been more of an issue that the pundits have battled around but you will not hear that on the campaign trail from voters and elsewhere. host: tennessee on the independent line. go ahead. caller: hi. for then watching this last couple days and i wonder -- he is really trying to help the middle class. i have a business in tennessee. i think he is a good president. mitt romney already has everything. he does not know what it feels to be black or white in the middle class. give obama i chance. host: a small business owner from tennessee. guest: small business is always in the campaigns and it gets laid out pretty simply that demo
of a speech from candidate romney. the last of the jobs reports is out and the economy is the greatest issue of the election if the voters but how much does the report stand to shake up the race if we will bring in an associate editor for "the hill" number in washington, dc. she will be on our panel on election night on fox broadcast network. the last minute numbers, how do they play? >>guest: i don't think it is a big deal. it will not shake things up. this number allows both candidates to continue their talking points. romney saying this is not strong enough and president obama is not capable of fixing the economy, and he is, and it is time for a change and president obama saying we are looking at steady job growth, and we are headed in the right direction. people are starting to tune the jobs reports out. they do not affect the polls in september or october. >>shepard: was that something that would drive you, but if you are about jobs is how you feel about jobs. do i have a job where i am upwardly mobile or my kid? >>guest: it is like that. if you think president obama stewardship is a fa
, for whom, while they're pro-choice, the economy message that the romney campaign has put out, which means different things to different people, has found some resonance. >> tomorrow, the last unemployment report before the election comes out. he does not believe it will change anyone's mind unless the numbers are hugely different from last week. right now the unemployment rate is 7.8%. >>> a neighborhood in the east bay hills is on the lookout for a deer that someone apparently tried to kill. people in and around campus drive in berkeley hills tell cbs 5 reporter elizabeth cook that the doe is moving slowly and in obvious pain. >> reporter: if you live in many parts of the bay area, you have to learn to live with your neighbors. >> we see them every day. they come usually and eat up all the plants. >> reporter: she noticed something was wrong with the deer in the backyard of her home. >> i felt sick at the thought someone would do that. >> reporter: the doe had an arrow on its side. and next to her, a fawn. young contacted fish and game and sent out these pictures to people who live in th
numbers. in ohio, the president said they showed "we have made real progress." governor romney in wisconsin said the numbers show the economy is still at a virtual standstill. it takes 270 electoral votes to win the presidency and our cbs news election team estimates that 255 are solidly in the obama camp or leaning toward him. for mr. romney it's 206. so the election will come down to the nine swing states that could go either way. bob schieffer is our chief washington correspondent and anchor of "face the nation" and, bob, what do you make of how close it is in the swing states? >> well, it started out close and it is even closer now. scott, i kind of took a survey of our pollsters. they can not recall a time when these battleground states are closer than they are right now with the possible exception of ohio where the president has a teeny lead. all of these states are in the margin of error. what that means is there are eight battleground states out there that either of these candidates could win. it's just going to come down to who gets their voters to the polls. it's goin
words never truly understood how jobs are created ithe economy. from wisconsin romney moved on to multiple campaign stops in ohio. analysts say he must win ohio to win the presidency. the latest polls show a tight race there. president obama having a slight advantage over mr. romney. >>> wl, with just four days now to go, both candidates are choosing their final campaign stops carefully. in battleground virginia it will play a prominent role again this weekend. northern virginia bureau chief julie carey tells us what both sides are doing now to win the commonwealth. >> reporter: with four days to go campaign offices are gearing up for their most intense weekend of all. the final push to turn out voters. at this fairfax county gop office, volunteers and staffers kept the phone banks going while preparing for the weekend's door-to-door work. at the obama office in manassas a similar picture. supporters also stopped by to get tickets to a rally tomorrow night in prince william county, featuring president obama and former president bill clinton. >> each candidate understands tha
the economy. romney is more likely to improve the job situation compared to 42% for president barack obama. paul, i know you love these numbers. it's down to the wire now. i have the campaign schedule. it's crazy. what do they have planned on the final days to the race? >> it's all about location, location, location in the final four days of campaigning before the election. look at the map and where the president will be. look at the map and you get a sense of ohio, ohio, ohio is pretty important. the president making a number of stops in ohio and iowa. he's going end his campaign in iowa. this is the place where he got his first victory in january, 2008. if you look at the map for romney as well, a lot in ohio as well. other states there, one in particular is pennsylvania. he will be there spending one day over the weekend and so will his running mate, paul ryan. are they trying to put pennsylvania in play, a move of strength or desperation. they have different answers on that one. >> we are going dig deeper into that later. gloves are off on the campaign trail. let's take a listen. >> in
/bad economy. they kind of microtargeted which is why the romney campaign focused on the issue of coal for instance. hitting the issue of coal hard. >> and the microtargeting is so interesting because every state is different. it has a different economic fingerprint, if you will. if you look at florida, where housing is a very big deal in florida. in florida it's been kind of a pretty stubborn unemployment rate. i think it's still stuck near where it was before. 8.7% today. that's exactly where it was when the president took office. it's come down from the peaks, but still basically where the president took office. and then in virginia you've got an unemployment rate that is also essentially gone up and come back down and it's essentially flat in virginia, too. it also depends on if there's a republican governor, as well. >> that's one of the very interesting things about the political dynamic. each of these states has a republican governor who is a key surrogate for mitt romney. that governor is unwilling to make the economic argument that times are awful because they're in office rig
romney, went into it and brought things back where they should be. they should be on the economy. we have that huge jobs number tomorrow morning. romney points out that he is all over the jobs, he is the one that creates jobs. obama went to a weird place. talking about green energy, i don't know where -- >> dana: we'll talk about that later. >> bob: can i point out -- >> dana: kimberly and greg haven't had a chance to talk. >> bob: sorry. >> dana: kimberly, karl's prediction was he believes that it will be 51-48 with romney winning, carrying at least 279 electoral college votes. your thoughts? >> kimberly: romney by 3%. i think he will go for it, he will win with 280 electoral votes. i believe he is going to take ohio by margin large enough to be contested in terms of the popular vote. he will take the electoral. >> dana: maybe in wisconsin. what do you think? >> greg: i predict a 90-43 obama victory. that's how well the obama campaign gets out the vote. there will be undocumented workers, space at it lens, local mannequins. the real winner is american people because election will be over
for some democrats, is that this message of, hey, there might be something here that governor romney can do to at least feed up the economy, will certainly resonate with white male voters, and that could be getmental to decks in many races but, of course, most importantly the presidency, david. >> i don't buy it, and i'll tell you why. i'll take out mitt romney on his offer and i like if i live in ohio or wisconsin fwampl. i'll like what the president has done. it's auto bailout all the way. in over 20 years working in washington i learned publicly traded major american corporations go through great pains not to look too political one way or the another. the significance of two ceos of major american corporations come out to correct in very colorful language mitt romney's statement. people in ohio trust those brands and companies. they want jobs from those companies. when they hear this public slapping of mitt romney from the leaders of those companies, that undercuts his credibility p more than anything he can take. it's staggers to me. >> le met play what clintoned. i'll tell you another
over the last undecideds. governor romney promising to turn this economy around, president obama arguing it would have been worse if republicans would have been in charge over the past four years. with the final sprint on today we get the last pre election look at the unemployment situation in this country, the jobless rate ticking up last month to 7.9%, up from 7.8. some 12.3 million people unemployed. the number is higher when you add in the under employed, folks who want to be doing more than part time work, but are not, that number would jump to 23 million u.n. or under employed. both candidates hit the trail earlier and had this to say about the numbers. >> this morning we learned that companies hired more workers in october than at any time in the last eight months. [cheers and applause] >> he said he was going to lower the unemployment rate down to 5.2% right now. today we learned that it's actually 7.9%, and that is 9 million jobs short of what he promised. unemployment is higher today than when barack obama took office. megyn: chris stirewalt the fox news digital politic
have mitt romney on the other side saying that it's a sad reminder that the economy is at a standstill. his own words. beyond the spin here, what do you think voters are hearing when they hear this number today, and does it even change their perception at all of how the economy is doing? to either one of you. >> suzanne, you know, the uptick is not great news for the obama campaign. it is still -- >> this is a 7.8% to 7.9%. >> that's the top line number that people pay attention to. i don't think it does distract from the larger point, which is, yes, the economy is improving. we've come a long way, but it's not improving as fast as we would like. >> remember, look at the numbers we saw this week. it's a difference number. weird, but consumer confidence is the highest level it's been since february of 2008. the economic numbers tell you a slightly more tepid story. americans are actually feeling better about the economy and that definitely plays to barack obama. >> and, suzanne, you do hear that. in these ohio towns, these cities that will determine the next president, there is this sen
at flavorboost.com. bill: governor romney criticizing the president for his new idea to get the economy rolling again. a secretary of business position. that is the proposal as of this week. came cain, former candidate for president and president of job creator solutions. how are you doing there, sir, down there in atlanta, georgia. >> doing great, bill. first of all, my heart goes out as to everybody's heart going out to everybody trying to recover from the superstorm sandy. we pray for them because we know it has got to be difficult. some people don't have heat. some people can't get gasoline, food. so our hearts go out to all of the people trying to recover. bill: thank you, sir. i appreciate you saying that. a lot of our colleagues affected by this certainly our friend and neighbors all over the east coast. thank you for that. what about a secretary of business? good idea? >> i, no, not a good idea. first i think governor romney summed it up best. we don't need a secretary of business. we need a president who understands business. there in lies the difference. here's the second point. if it
to jobs and the economy which is mitt romney's strong point in this election as it runs to its conclusion. >> well, it doesn't seem that the news is going to be all that bad even if it is bad because the aap numbers indicated that there were more -- there was more hiring. obviously the trajectory has been good, both on the political side with the polls as well as on the economy. you have the stock market rebounding, you've got manufacturing now at a 15-year high. the numbers out of the manufacturing sector are very good. so much of that attributable to the saving of the auto industry. so i think the momentum clearly is on the president's side and i think a lot of the early voting numbers that we are seeing where the president has a huge advantage in many of these swing states, if not all of them, attributable again to his ground game, i think that the numbers are getting to be baked in a bit. >> they are. the one thing that stood out to me is the washington post abc poll, 48.56% obama, 48.49 romney. i mean, literally, negligible and even in the swing states it's too close to call. i don't
of october. mitt romney commenting on the job report saying the court is a sad reminder that the u.s. economy is in for a standstill. >> coming up just four days from now on the election coverage will have starting at 9:00. you can get information on all the pop side c >> announcer: meet jill. she thought she'd feel better after seeing her doctor. and she might have, if not for kari, the identity thief who stole jill's social security number to open credit cards, destroying jill's credit and her dream of retirement. now meet amanda. with a swipe of her debit card, she bought some gas... and an all-expense-paid trip to hawaii for ben. ben is the identity thief who used a device called a skimmer to steal her information from her card to open a fraudulent account. every year millions of americans just like you learn that a little personal information in the wrong hands could wreak havoc on your life. this is identity theft, and no one helps stop it better than lifelock. lifelock offers the most comprehensive identity theft protection available. ordinary credit monitoring services tell you after
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